Wednesday, November 24, 2021
’200 Times’ is a labour of love born out of Leif Erikson’s hard graft, dedication, and commitment to their craft. Frontman and songwriter, Sam Johnston, considers the lyrics to be some of his most personal yet: “They hark back to when I was working as a chef, at the same time as avidly making music, and in true culinary fashion probably burning a little too much of that midnight oil… I was pretty physically and emotionally drained at times but had to really push through. That said it was a period of tremendous fun, friendship and creativity. They also have a mystical quality which I like to think has become part of my lyrical style. I was inspired by Yoko Ono’s fluxus score concept which is a really interesting artistic tool. The line “a thousand suns setting in the sky” is a nod to Yoko.”
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Sydney indie rock/pop band Planet have released the video for their new single "Need More".
The song is taken from their highly-anticipated debut album 'Information Overload', set to arrive on March 11, 2022. Pre-order your copy here.
Speaking about it, frontman Matty Took says: “‘Need More’ has been in the vault for a few years but pretty much with only the pre-chorus done,” explains Took. “There were a few variations of it – slow, fast, folky… ultimately, we decided to revamp it with a fat beat and big guitar strums.”
“It’s the first time we’ve had a piano feature more prominently on a track. We also explored the synth world a bit and tried to push the song a bit further sonically. For me, it’s definitely a bit of a curveball track on the album and I can’t wait to play it live.”